look what happened last friday on twitter @dmuleicester | why the lights are on? automation vs individual control

i was really happy to [silently] follow this conversation on twitter last friday. my supervisor Richard asked @sustainabledmu why the lights were on during a perfectly sunny day and he got an immediate response from the DMU environmental network. at the end the sustainability team in the university found out that there was a problem in the setting of the software controlling the lights and corrected it in a suitable way.

amazing, don`t you think? a perfect example of bottom up approach [although starting from a researcher]. sometimes you just need to bring up the problem to the right people and you`ll get it solved! exactly what my research is about…!

  1. richbull
    @owlyross @SustainableDMU @snapey1979 Hi all, just checked & can confirm lights are now off. Thanks everyone. What shall we solve next?
    Fri, May 25 2012 07:18:50
  2. owlyross
    @SustainableDMU @richbull @snapey1979 Fantastic! Another bugbear is the boiling hot water from taps. Does it need to be so hot?
    Fri, May 25 2012 06:54:29
  3. snapey1979
    @owlyross @richbull @sustainabledmu Agree, but if it’s not under building users’ control it can’t be saved by individuals.
    Fri, May 25 2012 06:46:25
  4. SustainableDMU
    @richbull @snapey1979 @owlyross Those lights are controlled by time program which was over ridden. Now corrected so lights should be off now
    Fri, May 25 2012 06:36:15
  5. SustainableDMU
    @owlyross @richbull @snapey1979 A very good point especially with Jubille long weekend approaching
    Fri, May 25 2012 06:27:47
  6. owlyross
    @richbull @snapey1979 @sustainabledmu I was just thinking savings that could be made if HA wasn’t lit up like a Christmas tree every night
    Fri, May 25 2012 06:23:49
  7. snapey1979
    @richbull @owlyross @sustainabledmu “or not as the case may be” QED
    Fri, May 25 2012 05:49:06
  8. richbull
    @DrKumbaDMU @AlisonBragg are you able control your lights in #hughaston ?@SustainableDMU
    Fri, May 25 2012 05:41:03
  9. richbull
    @snapey1979 @owlyross @sustainabledmu definitely none in #queens, lights are bems controlled, or not as the case may be!!
    Fri, May 25 2012 05:39:59
  10. snapey1979
    @owlyross @richbull @SustainableDMU No switches on some of them, possibly?
    Fri, May 25 2012 05:36:42
  11. owlyross
    @richbull @SustainableDMU I wondered why the lights in Hugh Aston are on at all hours. Have driven past at 11pm and they’re still on!
    Fri, May 25 2012 05:22:27
  12. richbull
    @SustainableDMU loving how cool the #queens building is on a hot day like today but any reason why the lights are on? http://pic.twitter.com/BeERaZme
    Fri, May 25 2012 05:20:47

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